Pittsburgh Pirates versus Texas Rangers MLB Betting Pick

From interleague play from Wednesday it will be the Pittsburgh Pirates taking on the Texas Rangers from MLB action on September 11th. The Pirates and Rangers will get underway from Texas at 2PM Eastern Time and the MLB Extra Innings channel has the live TV coast to coast broadcast. For up to date MLB odds pay a visit to Top Bet sportsbook.

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The current betting odds from this MLB game have the home team Texas Rangers favored by -145 odds with the return on the road underdog Pittsburgh Pirates at +125 odds. The run over under line is set at 8 runs.

The Pirates have taken both games of this series as they win on Monday night 1-0 and followed up that result with a 5-4 win on Tuesday night. A check of the standings as were are now in the stretch run of the season and we find the Pittsburgh Pirates one game behind the first place St Louis Cardinals in the NL Central division race with just 18 games left on their schedule. In the wildcard race the Pirates hold an eight game lead over the Washington Nationals. The Texas Rangers trails the first place Oakland Athletics in the AL West division by two games with 18 games remaining. The Rangers hold a four game lead over both the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles for the final AL wildcard playoff berth.

Pittsburgh was shaky when they started this road trip as the team had dropped four straight games heading into this matchup with the Rangers. Texas has lost ground to Oakland in the AL West because the team hit a slump at a bad time losing two straight and seven of their past nine games. The Rangers have not created enough offense in games during his poor stretch. The pitching matchup for Wednesday will feature right hander A.J. Burnett on the hill as he will oppose right hander Matt Garza for the Rangers. A.J. Burnett in 26 starts has a record of 7-10 with an ERA of 3.31. Garza will work his tenth game for the Rangers since being traded from the Chicago Cubs and is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.31 and WHI of 1.16. Burnett has struggled on the road having allowed four earned runs or greater in four of his past five starts on the highway.

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With our free MLB pick for Wednesday we will play on the Texas Rangers -145 odds against the Pittsburgh Pirates at online sportsbooks.